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October 22, 2015

At 100, Woman Still Working 11 Hours A Day, 6 Days A Week

Buffalo, NY (AP) Felimina Rotundo works 11 hours day, six days a week at a Buffalo laundromat and says she has no plans to quit working even though she turned 100 two months ago.

She tells WGRZ-TV that she got her first job at 15 during the Great Depression and has been working ever since.

Rotundo works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. washing clothes and handling dry cleaning at the College Laundry Shoppe. She says she hasn’t considered retirement and will continue working as long as her health is good.

Rotundo, who hit the century mark in August, says she likes being out and working because it gives her something to do.
She says too many people retire too soon. Her advice to her peers:

“Get out and do some work.”

The Devil Made Her Do It: ‘Hell On Wheels’ Arrested

Clarksburg, WV (AP) Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as “Hell on Wheels.”

The Exponent Telegram reports 38-year-old Amanda Dolores Alleman of Clarksburg was arrested Friday on numerous charges. Among them are aggravated driving while under the influence, striking an unattended vehicle and having no insurance.

Police say Alleman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent when she struck six parked vehicles on two different streets.

Alleman was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on $14,000 bond. The jail said they don’t have a record of having an attorney yet.

Denver Woman Gets Photo Radar Ticket For Stolen SUV

Denver (AP) A Denver woman says police mailed her a ticket after photo radar caught her SUV speeding.

But it wasn’t her behind the wheel‚ the vehicle was stolen weeks before.

Denver news station KMGH-TV reported Monday that Melissa Gonzales got the ticket showing her 2014 Ford Explorer going 85 in a 45-mph zone on Sept. 15, about two weeks after it was taken from outside her home.

She hopes someone recognizes the four males in the photo, but she says it’s a little upsetting to see them smiling.

Gonzales says her SUV also got a parking ticket and triggered a $9.20 toll in the Denver area last month. Both were mailed to her.

She says the paper trail makes it seem like whoever is driving wants to be found.

Massachusetts Town Issues ‘Citations’ For Good Behavior

Concord, MA (AP) Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Concord’s police department says it plans to issue up to 200 “citations” for good behavior.

That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet or a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians at a crosswalk or looking both ways before crossing a street.

Police Chief Joseph O’Connor says it’s a light-hearted way to connect positively with the community.

Instead of a fine or a court appearance, these citations can be redeemed for two scoops of ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful, a local dessert cafe. The owner of the restaurant, Wade Rubinstein, agreed to donate the ice cream.

Man Reunites With Stolen Car After More Than 30 Years

North Canton, OH (AP) A northeastern Ohio man has been reunited with his car after it was reported stolen more than 30 years ago.

The (Canton) Repository reports that 52-year-old Ron Reolfi bought the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro for around $600 when he was 19. The North Canton man last saw the car on Oct. 24, 1981. He parked it outside a grocery store where he worked, and it was gone 20 minutes later.

Reolfi says he thought he’d never see it again.

He says someone in Maryland sold the car to a person in Delaware. Authorities were then alerted that it had been stolen.

Reolfi’s dad, whose name was on the title, received an email last year with a photo of the vehicle. Reolfi says recovering the car was “really emotional” for him.

City Warns Church After A Complaint About Choir Noise

Oakland, CA (AP) The city of Oakland, California, sent a letter warning a church that it could be fined after a neighbor complained that choir practice was causing unbearable night-time noise.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church has served residents in West Oakland for 65 years.

Pastor Thomas A. Harris III says he was surprised to learn he could face an initial fine of $3,529, followed by $500-per-day penalties, for the “joyful noise” of choir practice.

Harris says rehearsal ends at 9 p.m., but the complaint sent to the city says the loud music sometimes lasts until 2 a.m.

City spokeswoman Karen Boyd says the letter was a courtesy notice and that she hasn’t received any more complaints. She says she doesn’t intend to fine the church.

‘Back To The Future’ Fans: Austria Issues Hoverboard Rules

Vienna (AP) It’s the day that Marty McFly landed in the future and Austria’s transport ministry is ready with guidelines for hoverboards.

Fans of “Back to the Future 2” know that McFly arrived on Oct. 21, 2015‚ Wednesday.

They also will remember the hoverboard sequence, with McFly being chased by Biff and his gang, all on flying skateboards.

These may never go beyond the prototype stage. But the ministry has issued tongue-in-cheek rules on their use to mark “Back to the Future” day.

Michael J. Fox

Its website describes a hoverboard as a “small vehicle for use outside of the road” and says a special license is needed for rocket-driven “Pit Bull” models.

It urges hoverboarders to wear helmets and to “be aware ... of possible additional regulations” for use over water.

 

 

 


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October 15 - Church Gives Pizza Driver $1,000 Tip From Collection Plate

October 8 - Advice From Grandma Saves The Day

October 1 - Young Would-Be Robber’s Effort Ended By Clerk’s Stare

September 24 - Captive Snake With No Male Companion Gives Birth Again

September 17 - Bystander Lets Trooper Use Canoe To Apprehend Suspect

September 10 - Owner Of Wayward Chicken In San Francisco Comes Forward

September 3 - Southern New Jersey Man Digs Up Live Cannonball In Backyard

August 27 - Defense Lawyer Skips Hearing So Wife In Labor Won’t Kill Him

August 30 - Man In Bear Costume Harasses Mother Bear & Cubs

August 13 - East Texas Man Guilty Of Assault Gets Life In Matrimony

August 6 - Landmark New York Hotel Can’t Get Bike-Sharing Rack Removed

July 30 - Oldest Giant Panda Celebrates With Bamboo, Veggie Cake

July 23 - Romanian Music Fest Gives Free Tickets In Exchange For Blood

July 16 - Nude Man Found Drinking In Barn Says, “I Just Like Pigs”

July 9 - Broadway Theatergoer Tries To Recharge Phone Onstage

July 2 - New Rainbow Crosswalks Support LGBT Community

June 25 - Aquatic Creatures Turn Out For Coney Island Parade

June 18 - Iowa Residents Have The Right To Be Drunk On Their Front Porch

June 11 - “Wimpy” Earns Nickname While Fleeing From Bear

June 4 - Police Alerted To Armed Mob, Find Asparagus Pickers

May 28 - Colorado City Going Dark This Weekend To Help Stargazers

May 21 - Worker Rescues 10 Duckings From Storm Drain

May 14 - Elderly Man With Prostitute Under Bed Loses Housing Subsidy

May 7 - 95-Year Old Man Fights Off Would-Be Robber With Cane

April 30 - Thief Sneaks Ice Cream Cooler Past Sleeping Store Clerk

April 23 - Egypt Court Sentences Belly Dancer For ‘Insulting’ Flag

April 16 - Farmer Names Calf Born With Heart In Neck ‘Cardio Brisket’

April 9 - Burger King To pay For The Wedding Of Mr. Burger, Ms.King

April 2 - Trespasser Leaves Behind Credit Card Trail

March 26 - Authorities Seek Remedy For Naked NC Neighbor

March 19 - Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal

March 12 - Raccoon’s Freedom Costs San Francisco Carpenter His Job

March 5 - Men Built Mystery Tunnel To Use As Man Cave

February 26 - Toronto Police Stumped By Mysterious Tunnel

February 19 - No Charges For Woman Who Threw Bacon Into Police Station

February 12 - California Firefighters Save Horse Stuck In Tub

February 5 - Funds Pour In For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To, From Work

January 29 - Dancing Genitals Video Is A Hit In Sweden!

January 22 - ‘In Dog We Trust’ Rug To Be Auctioned For Animal Group

January 15 - Squirrel’s Wrong Turn Leads To Ohio Power Outage

January 8 -
Plea To Save Knavery, Flapdoodle And Rapscallion!

January 1 - West Virginia Troopers Hand Out $100 Bills

December 25 - Among Change, Gift Of Jewels For Salvation Army

December 18 - American Pops Question At Eiffel Tower

December 11 - Boys Searching For Santa Start By Calling 911

December 4 - Family Happy Squashy The Sasquatch Is Back In Their Yard

November 27 - New Sign In Indiana Warm Of Turtle Crossing

November 20- Flying Spaghetti Monster Devotee Sports Colander On License

November 13 - Man Held; Yard-Sale Teller Wasn’t Fooled By Fake $20s

November 6 - NYC Worker Suspended For Using ‘Robotic Voice’

October 30 - Custom Urns Courtesy Of Company’s 3-D Printer

October 23 - Woman Saved And Arrested On The Same Day

October 16 -Indiana College Gives Pizza Delivery Guy $1,200 Tip

October 9 - FTC Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

October 2 - Vets In NH Give Sight To Falcon Blind For Two Years

September 25 - Pregnant Buffalo + Frisky Bull Equals Knockout

September 18 - California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

September 11 - In Washington Surprise Attack, Bear: 1 • Bowhunter: 0

September 4 - Dog Turns On Stove, Starts Fire...Maybe He Was Hungry?

August 28 - Um...OK, The Cameras Stink; Nevermind

August 21 - 86 Year Old Woman Writes Romance Novel

August 14 - Wanted: Serial Bank Robber With Questionable Taste

August 7 - Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction

July 31 - Strip Club Endorses Pastor For Congress

July 24 - Man Starts Fire Using ‘Blowtorch’ To Kill Spider

July 17 - Great Fall Too Much, Humpty Dumpty To Be Rebuilt

July 10 - Performer Drapes, Lights Firecrackers On Body

July 3 - Good Samaritan Rescues Man From Burning SUV

June 26 - Firemen Rescue Man When ‘Lady’ Sculpture Traps Him

June 19 - Blind Man Hears, Feels His Way To Auto Mechanic Degree

June 12 - Drivers Gathering For Great Nebraska Tractor Ride

June 5 - Thief With Facebook Account Rats Himself Out

May 29 - Missing Pet Pigeon Flies To School Of Young Owner

May 22 - Testing Inconclusive, Suspected Bobcat Returned

May 15 - Rooster Prince George, At Dallas Hardware Store, Is Popular

May 8 - New Jersey Fire Siren Silenced By Osprey Nest

May 1 - New Jersey Tot Wipes Out Hours Of Monks’ Work

April 24 - Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

April 17 - Squirrel Blamed For $300K In Damage To Building

April 10 - Burglary Suspects Butt Dials 911

April 3 - Teen Says Typeface Change Could Save Millions

March 27 - Scrap Dealer’s Bargain Turns Out To Be Worth Millions

March 20 - City Considers Taking Ban On Spitting Off Books

March 13 - Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

March 6 - Woman Gives Birth In New York City Crosswalk

February 27 - Wisconsin Rubber Duck Bill Racing To Finish Line

February 20 - Wait Till Santa See ‘Em! Reindeer Get Glowing Antlers

February 13 - NJ Festival Lets You Eat, Drink, Floss With Bacon

February 6 - Romance Sizzles At Bacon Fest As Couples Marry

January 30 - Man Shares Wanted Photo, And Cops Really LIKE Him

January 23 - Beloved Dog’s Ashes Returned To Owner After Two Years

January 16 - Colorado Gives Up And Renames Mile 420 Marker

January 9 - Brewery Responds To Starbucks Letter With $6 Check

January 2 - Atlanta Home Prompts 911 Calls With Fake Dangler

December 26 - Dog That Survived Gassing Headed To Rose Parade

December 19 - Tourist Distracted By Facebook Falls Off Pier

December 12 - ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Wisconsin Residents

December 5 - Topless Barber Charged With Unlicensed Cosmetology

November 28 - 852 Thai Children Set Human Christmas Tree Record

November 21 - Beagle’s Nose Predicts Few US Polar Bear Cubs

November 14 - NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 7 - Stolen Costumes + Craigslist = Not A Good Idea

October 31 - City: Odor From Sriracha Chili Plant A Nuisance

October 24 - Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some

October 17 - Abandoned Philly Prison Adds Screams For Halloween

October 10 - Indiana Dog That Crashed Half Marathon Gets Medal

October 3 - Naked And Scared Has Turned Into Semi-Clothed & Spooky

September 26 - Extra Weight Costs Bank Robber Swift Exit

September 19 - Russian Shot In Quarrel Over Kant’s Philosophy

September 12 - Art Heist Trial Help Up Over Lawyer’s Sneakers

September 5 - Marijuana Wrapped Arrow Shot At Squirrel?

August 29 - Hole Makes Huge Pumpkin Ineligible For Alaska Fair

August 22 - Prowling Ninja Says He Was Trying To Help Cops

August 15 - British Cats’ DNA Helps Convict A Killer

August 8 - China’s Heat Wave Brings‘Dead’ Man Back To Life

August 1 - Owner Could Face Charges For Venomous Snakes

July 25 - Swimmer To Go Alone Hauling 2,000 Pounds Of Brick

July 18 - Thai University Apologizes For Hitler Banner

July 11 - Winner Of The Cherry-Spitting Contest - BB Gun!

July 4 - Family Dogs Survive Close Call With Mama & Baby Bears

June 27 - ‘Here’s Looking At You...Officer!’ Man Quotes Bogart Upon Arrest

June 20 - "Happy Birthday To You" Copyright Suit Filed In NY

June 13 - Nude Revelers Greet Popular Tourist Train

June 6 - ‘Bucket List’ Item Leads To Women’s Arrest

May 30 - Swing Dance Your Way To Class Credit

May 23 - NH City Sues Parking Meter “Robin Hoods”

May 16 - Critter Cams Provide Peek Into The Lives Of Bears

May 9 - OMG - The Sun Is Shining! School Closes For Nice Weather

May 2 - Cartel-Linked Man Arrested On The Dance Floor

April 25 - Oregon Juror Jailed For Texting During Trial

April 18 - What’s That Sound? Court Screeners Find Pet Duck In Bag

April 11 - Goat That Walked Into Bar Was Taken From Zoo

April 4 - Man Accused Of Using Fake Penis For Drug Test

March 28 - Caretaker Charged With Taking Care Of Old Whiskey, Too

March 21 - Crime Doesn’t Pay #1: Thief Returns Money From 1980s

March 14 - People, Pooches Team Up To Fight Flab At Gym

March 7 - 37-Pound Tubby Tabby, Biscuit, In Need Of Home

February 28 - Shoeshine Man Donates $200,000 In Tips

February 21 - 911 Call Asking For Cigarettes Leads To Arrest

February 14 - Mistrial Declared When Prosthetic Eye Pops Out

February 7 - Snoozing Judge Sent Home For Nap


 

 

 

 

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